Picture of Dave Ellingson, Paddle Pilgrim and Spirit Retreat Leader
Dave Ellingson

Dave Ellingson

Rev. Dave Ellingson, the Paddle Pilgrim, has taught courses in spirituality, environmental ethics, human development, and youth ministry at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Wash. He is a Lutheran pastor, author, Master Gardner, former distance runner and triathlete, and has a Doctorate in Holistic Health.

Dave is married and is the father of five grown children. He readily admits that from the earliest age, his middle name has been activity!! He lives in Edmonds, WA.

Dave Ellingson is the author of eight books:

Dave is the retreat leader for Go Outside at Play in March, 2022.

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